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Away from the crowds on the Algarve coast, close to Spain, sits the charming town of Tavira. Tavira sits on the banks of the River Gilao straddled by a Roman Bridge.

Roman Bridge crossing River Gilao at Tavira, Portugal

The Clock Tower, Castle and the Castle Church of Santa Maria are all close by and this complex offers great views over the tiled rooftops of Tavira.

Clock Tower, Tavira, Portugal

Tavira Island, part of the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, has a beach that stretches on for miles. Tavira Island can be reached by catching one of the ferry close to town.

Ferry to Tavira Island, Portugal

Fresh local produce can be purchased in Tavira market. High-end luxury accommodation with accompanying food and drink is available at the famous Graca Hotel.

Graca Hotel, Tavira, Portugal